Mantra

  • To integrate and nourish mind, body and spirit.

  • To be fully present in each moment, at each of our beautiful destinations.

  • To create a loving and powerful environment that supports the health and personal development goals of all guests.

  • To send you home with the ability to perform at higher levels than you ever imagined!

The Argo Adventure Labs Vision

Our goal is for you to feel more focused and energized, and to empower you to meet the high demands of your profession and daily life. The retreat is just the beginning of the healing process. The Argo team will continue to support your ongoing health and wellness journey, helping you put your new skills to use.

Fitness and nutrition professionals will help you customize and achieve your fitness goals, maintain healthy eating habits, and more. We know the stresses of daily life can pull you in all directions. We believe any situation can be overcome with discipline and the right mindset. An Argo Adventure Labs retreat is more than a vacation, it’s training for everyday life.

re:charge

Argo Adventure Labs creates fitness & wellness journeys filled with fun, exotic charm and adventure. Our programs are specifically designed for high-performance people that relish in the opportunity to explore different parts of the world, while participating in a deeply transformative experience. We curate each experience to a premium standard, ensuring that you receive the greatest impact from each of our re:charge sessions and feel positive and empowered throughout the day’s activities. Every detail is tailored to an individual level, and our goal upon the close of the trip is to push you higher than you ever thought possible. re:charge sessions are constructed with the specific intention of giving you the tools to perform and feel better upon returning home.

Retreats are essential to corporations & corporate workers

Argo Adventure Labs empowers high-performance individuals to recharge and acquire new skills that will enable them to push themselves further than before. Part of being productive is knowing how to maintain energy and focus.

We will help you reconnect with your body through fun activities, detox, and nutritious food. Get in touch with your natural environment in a beautiful location. Learn to be fully present and reduce stress.

Argo Adventure Labs is about team building. Each Argo Adventure Labs retreat brings together likeminded individuals from all over the world, to form a supportive community in which you are encouraged to be your best. We encourage corporations to take advantage of this unique bonding experience for their teams.

Retreat takeaways

An Argo Adventure Labs retreat is more than a vacation, it’s a training for everyday life.

We believe any situation can be overcome with discipline and the right mindset. Not only will you feel great during your visit, you can incorporate these skills into your life and make every day more fulfilling.

The conversation continues after the retreat. We give you tools to bring back home and into the workplace. Education to apply and teach others about self-health, taking care of yourself so you can perform better. Personal success is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Corporations should nurture their people so they can give their best performance, rather than break them down.

Our Team

Every Argo Adventures re:charge session will feature a World-class dream team of deeply passionate experts that will integrate our core team with best-in-class local chefs, tour operators and fitness experts.  We have chosen carefully to ensure that we can offer a broad range of skills and expertise to bring you a truly elite experience that is versatile and adaptable to any desired level of fitness. The intention is to create an experience that will immerse you in a sense of place and, help you stand in your power with authenticity. As an added bonus, we will help you to develop a truly international community of like-minded friends and fellow adventurers around the world.

Let Argo Adventure Labs curate your next adventure for you.

Jason Thelen
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Jason Thelen

Founder and Chief Adventure Officer

I am deeply excited and humbled to have the opportunity to share all the things that I love in life to provide you with a truly unforgettable experience.

Jason is deeply passionate about travel, food, and creating sustained, high-level human performance. He has devoted the last 20 years of his life to pursuing adventure while continuously striving to learn ways to support the integration of mind, body and spirit, which is vital to sustaining high performance. Jason is passionate about movement modalities and optimizing all-around athletic capabilities. He has been training in Martial Arts for over 15 years, and achieved full instructor status in Progressive Fighting Systems JKD under Sifu Paul Vunak, and holds certifications as an Onnit Academy Foundations Trainer, TRX Functional trainer,  and a CrossFit Level I Trainer. Jason practices Vinyasa yoga, Animal Flow, cycles, swims, runs, and has a background in MovNat training systems. Over the years Jason has been fortunate enough to visit 27 countries and learned that exposure to new cultures, ideas and environments is one of the most powerful ways to support a vibrant life.

Jason also spent 19 years working in Sales and Business Development in the technology space and has a deep understanding of the unique and profound challenges that face high performance business leaders. Jason leverages this knowledge in his is mission to support wellness, transformation and sustainable high performance for the corporate and entrepreneurial communities for whom Argo Adventure Labs was created.  Jason has distinct honor to serve as coach and consultant for business leaders and change makers. For example, Jason serves as Wellness Master for OfferEdge, an organization poised to disrupt the entire personal finance space.  Jason is deeply committed to supporting high-performance, transformational leaders who are working hard to create positive change in the world. Working hard to serve those who serve others is a huge part of the Argo Adventure Labs mission.

As your Chief Adventure Officer, Jason is deeply committed to sharing his passion, experience and dedication to ensure that every adventure is truly a transformational experience for you and all fellow adventurers. We’ll draw on every possible resource and work with only the best partners for accommodations, tours and local support to ensure that we are providing a quality, and well curated experience.
We are here to serve you, to nurture you and share an amazing experience.

Ellen de Jonge
Ellen de Jonge

Yogi in Chief

If you let Yoga be a part of your daily life Magic happens, practice… and let it happen.

Originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ellen moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2001. In Playa del Carmen is where she did her first Yoga practice and right away felt that this was her life changing moment. She embraced the practice and science of Yoga daily and became an E-RYT with the Yoga alliance and has been, and still is, studying with many great teachers. As they say; always the student. Another dream came true when she opened the doors of the studio Yoga by the Way where she was teaching her daily Vinyasas, coaching teachers and have Teacher Trainings twice a year. In the beginning of 2014 she decides to become a full time teacher/student again and closed the doors of the studio and she is now teaching in Yoga studios in Playa del Carmen, giving workshops and teacher trainings. Holding special workshop weekends in the US and Europe. Ellen’s uniquely designed Vinyasa Flow has become highly popular, drawing students from around the world to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where Ellen is based. Renowned in her field for her strength and helping her students to find their own strength Ellen will challenge you in class, but not without a special focus on safety, alignment, breath and meditation. Bringing into the practice that Yoga is not only asana but a great journey to take and if you let it a way of life. Having trained with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Erich Schiffman, Dharma Mitra, and Bryan Kest, Ellen now continues her studies with Para Yoga founder Rod Stryker who, amongst other things works in finding “supreme accomplishment” both in yoga practice and in life. Please visit Ellen at

Venus Lau
Venus Lau

Chief Movement Officer

Tune into your own individual body.

Venus’s approach to fitness is multiplanar movement with a focus on extension stemming from our center, core & spinal mobility, balance, posture, strength, function, and performance with the latest fitness knowledge for her clients to achieve their goals. Her energetic nature and sense of humor suit all types of individuals. From actors to moms to athletes to recovering injuries, she has trained them all. And she also uses a variety of methods to train each client for their individual goals. Venus has a roster of athletic/fitness experience, including 10 years of competitive golf, 7 years of competitive swimming, and has trained with multiple world-class strength & conditioning sports performance coaches and doctors. She’s worked at well-respected clubs like Equinox, Velocity Sports Performance, and Jonathan Club. But more importantly, Venus has a love and enthusiasm for constantly being a student of movement and fitness and is dedicated to sharing her passion with you. Every year she acquires new fitness workshop certifications to increase her knowledge. Venus practices what she preaches and regularly works out with bodyweight training, yoga, weights, mobility, and stability training. Venus is a Certified Fitness Trainer, Movement Coach, Animal Flow Advanced Level 2 Instructor, & Golf Performance Coach. Venus holds multiple training certifications (NASM-CPT, Kettlebell, TRX, Animal Flow L1 & L2, EFTI, Box ‘n Burn instructor certification) and has the unique background of playing NCAA Division-I golf for Baylor University. Please visit Venus at http://venusfit.com

Jacklyn London, MS, RD, CDN
Jacklyn London, MS, RD, CDN

Chief Nutrition Officer

Nutrition is both my profession and my passion!

Jackie received her M.S. in clinical nutrition and dietetics from New York University, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship to earn registered dietitian (R.D.) status. She previously served as Senior Clinical Dietitian specializing in medical nutrition therapy for neurology, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Jackie also counseled clients at the private nutrition practice, Nutrition Energy here in NYC in the evenings, and was also remote dietitian for the nutrition-counseling iPhone app, Rise. She specialized in sports/endurance training and athletics, weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prenatal/lactation nutrition, food allergies/intolerances, and GI disorders. Currently, Jackie serves as Good Housekeeping magazine’s nutrition director, where she is responsible for the creation, execution, and oversight of all of the magazine’s nutrition-related content across media platforms, including diet and meal planning content; nutrition and health news; product reviews; TV segments, and Good Housekeeping Seal applications in the food space. As a life-long dancer, Jackie first developed my passion for nutrition through her studies of anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology. In studying nutrition, she was able to translate her interest in the mind-body connection to the study of food and health— a relationship that is absolutely is crucial to achieving (and maintaining!) health goals. Jackie’s counseling background is deeply rooted in what she calls a, ‘lifestyle first’ approach to health and nutrition. She believes that developing an appropriate nutrition care plan takes a comprehensive analysis of what is best suited to each client’s specific goals and inevitable day-to-day challenges. Ultimately, it’s all about incorporating the science of what works with practical application and behavior change that works for you. Please connect with Jackie @jaclynlondonRD on Twitter and Instagram

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